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Each of us faces various personal tragedies in our lives, but we don't often realize the ultimate good in people until it affects us personally. Those close to you who become closer as confidants. The acquaintances who lend a helping hand when you need it most. The strangers who volunteer their time or services to change your life. In the wake of the recent natural disasters in the United States, THE TEKE magazine has found many Tekes both affected and making an impact on those affected. This issue of THE TEKE is dedicated to those unsung heroes, who through thick and thin, are there for people. Many of these unsung heroes become such an impactful part of someone's life but often are never heard from again. These people don't do it for the recognition or the praise, but because it makes someone else's life easier. A thank-you never seems like enough, but it's always a good start. We were amazed by the number of the stories of Tekes touched by both Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Unfortunately, there aren't enough pages in THE TEKE magazine to highlight every unsung Teke hero. From professionals like Thomas Sanders with FEMA Corps and Sami Hadi, an intern with the National Weather Service, to Harvey volunteers like Luis Torres, to those affected like Past Grand Prytanis Robert Planck and his home chapter of Epsilon-Omicron at University of Houston, and to those helping rebuild like Mike Sutton with Habitat for Humanity, the Teke spirit that knows no defeat is strong with each of you. We also highlighted a Frater who has served our beloved Fraternity for more than 50 years, Frater Conrad "Connie" Solum from Beta-Sigma-an unsung hero in his own right, who has helped develop leaders such as Greg Woodson, Bob Barr, Mark Benioff, and many other successful Fraters throughout their collegiate careers at the University of Southern California. Finally, we had the honor to highlight Frater Robert Bradley who flew around the world to raise money and awareness for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This Frater's nearly 50-stop flight has raised more than a half a million for Frater Danny Thomas's outstanding research hospital. On behalf of TKE Nation, thank you for your service to others and your commit- ment to building a better world. Yours in the Bond, Alex Baker Editor THE TEKE Recognizing Our Unsung Heros Content Deadlines Spring - December 1 / Summer - March 1 / Fall - June 1 / Winter - September 1 THE TEKE (ISSN 1527-1331) is an educational journal published quarterly in spring, summer, fall and winter by Tau Kappa Epsilon (a fraternal society), 7439 Woodland Drive, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278-1765. Periodicals Class postage paid at Indianapolis, IN, and additional mailing of fi ces. All alumni Fraters who donate $10 or more to the TKE Educational Foundation, Inc. will receive a one-year subscription to THE TEKE . It's our way of saying thank you and of keeping you informed regarding what's going on in your Fraternity today. MISSION STATEMENT VISION Tau Kappa Epsilon creates lifelong relatonships that enhance educatonal, interpersonal, community and professional success. MISSION Our mission is to aid men in their mental, moral, and social development for life. PURPOSE TKE contributes to the advancement of society through the personal growth of our members, and service to others. POSTMASTER: send address changes to THE TEKE, 7439 Woodland Drive, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278-1765. THE FIRST WORD 2018 Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Inc. THE TEKE is the of fi cial publication of Tau Kappa Epsilon International Fraternity. TKE was founded on January 10, 1899, at Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL. HOW TO CONTACT THE TEKE Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity 7439 Woodland Drive, Suite 100 Indianapolis, IN 46278-1765 Tel: 317-872-6533 Fax: 317-875-8353 Email: Website: HOW TO SUBMIT STORIES/PHOTOS Send news & photographs for THE TEKE to the ad- dress above . Chapter news should contain information about events, community service projects, and other no- table achievements. Articles and photos can be emailed to Mail hard copies and prints to the Of fi ces of the Grand Chapter. Digital photos should be at least 300 dpi in resolution or on a digital camera's highest-quality setting. Photos showing alcoholic bever- ages or members displaying inappropriate behavior will not be accepted. the teke THE TEKE STAFF Donald E. Aldrich, Chief Executive Of fi cer Rho-Upsilon, Franklin College Alex Baker, Chief Information Of fi cer and Editor Upsilon-Iota, IUPUI Garrett Thomas, Communications Specialist Upsilon-Iota, IUPUI Katie Sayre, Production Manager 2017 - 2019 GRAND COUNCIL Christopher T. Hanson, Grand Prytanis Alpha-Pi, The George Washington University Dr. James Hickey, Grand Epiprytanis Zeta-Alpha, Wagner College Ted Bereswill, Grand Grammateus Gamma-Upsilon, University of Texas at Austin Ryan J. Vescio, Esq., Grand Crysophylos Rho-Omega, University of South Carolina Brian D. Montgomery, Grand Histor Gamma-Upsilon, University of Texas at Austin Anthony F. Clemens, Grand Hypophetes Nu-Mu, University of South Alabama Rob J. Guarini, Grand Pylortes Sigma-Nu, State University of New York at New Paltz John K. Fabsits, Grand Hegemon Xi-Eta, Missouri Western State University MG Charles Whittington, Jr., Grand Council At-Large Pi-Psi, University of Southern Mississippi Michael Beals, Grand Council At-Large Epsilon, Iowa State University Zain Islam, Collegiate Advisory Committee Chair Upsilon-Mu, NYIT-Manhattan THE TEKE 2 WINTER 17-18

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